2011 Casascius 1 Bitcoin (BTC). Loaded. Firstbits 1B2Q7Cyc. Series 1. CASACIUS Error. Brass. 28.5 mm. MS-67 (PCGS). This is an active and loaded cryptocurrency coin containing 1 BTC, equivalent to roughly US$38,000 at the time of cataloging (May 2022). The 2011 Casascius 1BTC Series 1 is the very first funded physical bitcoin produced and it served as a successful prototype for the overall category of physical crypto. The surfaces of this piece are virtually flawless and offer rich olive-gold luster throughout. At a grade of MS-67, this piece ranks among the very finest examples graded by PCGS. It is superior even to the Gem MS-66 (PCGS) example that sold for $78,000 in our April 2022 sale and we expect another price record to be set once this piece crosses the auction block. It is readily identified as the CASACIUS Error variety by the misspelling of Casascius at the right and left borders of the hologram. A parallel could be drawn to the misspelling of CURRENCY as "CURENCY" on the historic "1776" Continental Dollar, indicating the relative importance of this variety. Issued on a 28.5mm brass planchet, the obverse features the Bitcoin currency symbol at center surrounded by a legend listing the date, denomination, and the Latin phrase "VIRES IN NUMERIS" that translates as "Strength in Numbers." This phrase is also featured on the popular Lealana coin series but is listed there in Hawaiian as "IKAIKA I HELU NUI". The reverse features a holographic sticker with the firstbits address printed at the center. Beneath the holographic sticker is the private address that allows the owner to redeem the value of the bitcoin once the sticker is peeled away.* Public Address: chain.so/address/BTC/1B2Q7CycxDr1Scnog6CJAPXVFxZX7szwc5 1B2Q7CycxDr1Scnog6CJAPXVFxZX7szwc5</a> PCGS# 892111. PCGS Population: 5; none finer.